Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nailing God


Elie Wiesel said, “Whenever an angel says ‘Be not afraid!’ you'd better start worrying. A big assignment is on the way.” Mary is about to have her hands full. 
 
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Nailing God by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Gospel Plow

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By acknowledging that we and the structures we create are good, bad, and salvageable—all at once—we are freed from the temptation to demonize those who do evil. We can love our enemies or nation or church or school, not blindly, but critically, calling them back time and again to their own highest self-professed ideals and identities."1

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Gospel Plow by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

1The Powers That Be (Theology for a New Millennium) (Walter Wink)


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Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Nature of our Notions of Nature

We gain our perspective on the world we live in from the stories we tell ourselves. This Sunday, with the rioting in Ferguson, New York and other places in the forefront of our minds, we will look at two stories ancient people told themselves and how those stories still affect us.


Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Nature of Our Notions of Nature by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

To Be Announced

If you ever want to start a heated discussion, raise the question of when and how the end times will come about, get some popcorn and a comfortable chair, sit back and watch the show. No matter how many times Christians are told that speculations about the end time are none of their business, we persist. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, To Be Announced by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shifting the Shekels

The Bible as a whole is pretty rough on rich people. That's hard for Americans to hear because we live in a time and place of insane riches. It is said that the table wine at the Palace of Versailles often froze in the glasses. By contrast, we can change the temperature in the bedroom with a smartphone without leaving the couch.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Shifting the Shekels by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In My Opinion

Here's something to trouble yourself with. Has our American commitment to the freedom of worship operated on our minds in such a way that the religious faith of millions of people is now viewed as "just a matter of personal opinion"? Have we become people who say "The Lord can do no good, and will do no harm"? Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, In My Opinion by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nonsense!

People of a religious turn of mind often speak of "the ways of the world" by which, I have noticed, they often mean "things other people do". That won't do. It won't do at all. What we call "the ways of the world" are also known as a "worldview", and my 18 month old grand daughter is learning the worldview of the society into which she was born. She has to, if she is to communicate and live with people who surround her, but she also needs to be sceptical of the things her worldview teaches her, because there is much nonsense in it. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Nonsense! by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text and find out what the Massachusetts Bay Colony's greatest and most damaging contribution to the American worldview was.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.